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Men’s Swimming Dominates; Women Drop Close One To N.C. State

Feb. 2, 2002

RALEIGH, NC – The Clemson men turned in an impressive performance in Raleigh, defeating the Wolfpack 152-90, while the women dropped a heartbreaker to N.C. State 129-124. Today’s meet marked the final dual-meet of the season for both the men and women’s teams as the focus now turns towards the conference meet at the end of the month.

In men’s action, the Tiger relays went 1-2 in the 400 medley relay. The team of German Martinez, Gregor Govse, Thomas Rappold, and Kenny Roberts won the event with a time of 3:25.38, while the team of Mark Henly, Ryan Cassella, Rob Kummer, and Matt Wilson earned second-place honors with a time of 3:26.52.

Travis Taylor won the 1000 free by edging out teammate Buddy Reed by less than 1 second. Taylor won the event with a time of 9:31.06, and Reed finished in second with a time of 9:31.97. Christoph Rovira earned a victory in the 200 free with a time of 1:41.19, just ahead of teammate Brent Hitchcock who finished second with a time of 1:41.69.

German Martinez finished third (21.65), and Mark Henly added to the team’s point total with a third-place finish of 1:54.12. Wilson also led the Tigers to the top three finishes in the 100 free by winning the event with a time of 46.93. Christoph Rovira finished second with a time of 47.29, and Josh Williams finished third with a time of 47.47.

German Martinez and Ryan Cassella won the 200 breast with a time of 2:04.60. The Tiger relay team of Derrick Mulder, James Stoffer, Thomas Rappold, and David Liebers finished second in the event with a time of 3:13.41.

In diving action, Craig Thomas finished second in the one-meter event with a score of 298.425, while teammates Eric Shulick and Jonathan Folds finished third and fourth with scores of 253.95, and 230.775, respectively. In the three-meter event, Thomas led the Tigers with a second place finish and a score of 299.175. Shulick finished third with a score of 251.775, and Folds finished fourth with a time of 227.925.

On the women’s side, the 400 medley relay team of Kate Walker, Caitlin Bissell, Courtney Humes, and Patty Hider finished second din the event with a time of 3:55.66. Kim Cober won the 1000 free with a time of 10:18.29, and Nina Douglas won the 200 free with a time of 1:53.04.

Clemson finished 2-3-4 in the 50 free with Patty Hider (24.61), and Elise Theiler (24.75). Aurelie Gresset earned a second-place finish in the 400 IM with a time of 4:28.08, while teammate Jenna Burtch followed up her performance in the 50 free by winning the 100 free with a time of 52.02.

Kate Walker finished second in the 200 back with a time of 2:05.40, while teammate Nina Douglas finished fourth with a time of 2:08.31. Aurelie Gresset and Liz Dwors finished 1-2 in the 500 free with times of 5:00.20, and 5:01.02, respectively.

Caitlin Bissell finished second with a time of 2:23.18, and Aurelie Gresset finished third with a time of 2:23.52. The Clemson 400 free relay tam of Patty Hider, and Nina Douglas won the event with a time of 3:32.34. Shastin Leathers led the Tiger divers by earning a fourth-place finish in the one-meter competition with a score of 206.625.

The Tigers will now prepare for the conference meet, which will be hosted by the University of Maryland. The women will compete in College Park from Feb. 21-23, while the men will compete from Feb. 28-Mar. 2.